Premieres: Saturday 19th December at 2pm.
Welcome to our final ‘virtual’ Lunchtime Concert for 2020!
Kevin Chow, Piano
Kevin will perform works for piano by Beethoven and Liszt, finishing with Agosti’s transcription of Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite.
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With a downturn in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your support in exchange for these concerts is most welcome. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the Cathedral’s Music Foundation below. Thank you for your support.
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- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827 Germany)
Sonata No.29 in B-flat Major, Op.106
- Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886 Hungary)
Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude
- Igor Stranvinsky (1882 – 1971 Russia) transcribed by Guido Agosti (1901 – 1989 Italy)
The Firebird Suite
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kevin Chow completed his Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music studying piano with Glenn Riddle. He has recently completed a Master of Music degree at Yale University under full scholarship and fellowship, studying with Peter Serkin and Boris Slutsky. He is currently in the Master of Musical Arts program at Yale studying with Boris Berman.
Kevin was a finalist in the 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 2 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. Kevin has also given concerto performances that include Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev with orchestras such as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic, Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra, Fremantle Symphony and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestras.
Kevin’s competition awards include First Prize in the Sydney Eisteddfod John Allison/Henderson Piano Scholarship and the 3MBS Performer of the Year. Kevin has been a finalist in the Thailand International Piano Competition and has been selected to participate in the upcoming Sydney International Piano Competition.
He has received the Mary Clapp Howell Scholarship and Harry&Margaret Simeone Fellow from Yale University, as well as he Frederick Harlock and Phyllis Judd/Therese de Kretser at Melbourne Conservatory of Music. Kevin is a gracious recipient of the Mary Elizabeth McComas Foundation Piano Scholarship and the Ian Potter Cultural Award.
Kevin has performed extensively throughout Australia and also given recitals in China, America, Thailand, Morocco, Greece, New Zealand and Indonesia. Highlights include performing for HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwell in Melbourne. Kevin has broadcast major radio stations in Australia and New Zealand and has participated in masterclasses with notable musicians including Paavali Jumppanen, Boris Berman, Lang Lang, Alessio Bax and Leslie Howard. Kevin is keen chamber musician having worked with the New Haven New Music Initiative. He is greatly anticipating his multiple collaborations and performances during the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in 2021.
Join us for a special concert event on January 17th featuring award winning pianist Amir Farid.
Amir has been described as “a highly creative musician, a pianist of great intelligence and integrity. He brings strong musical substance to all that he does, imbuing it with his own particular experience and understanding.”
We are very excited to have Amir performing at the Cathedral and to let you know that you will be able to come and enjoy this concert in person!
ABOUT THE LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
This series of lunchtime concerts was launched in 2013 to encourage city workers and others to come into and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Cathedral during the day. They provide fine music and space for contemplation in the midst of a busy week. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Lunchtime Concert has moved online, bringing stunning performances direct to homes through Melbourne and Australia.